Current management of left ventricular assist device erosion

Carlo R. Bartoli, Caitlin T. Demarest, Zain I Khalpey, Hiroo Takayama, Yoshifumi Naka

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Abstract

Left ventricular assist device (LVAD) pocket infection is a serious and potentially fatal complication. Not infrequently, the device erodes externally through the thoracoabdominal wall or internally into the peritoneum. In this article, we report two cases to illustrate the presentation and challenges associated with management of LVAD-pocket infection and wound necrosis. Afterward, we review the current therapeutic strategies for LVAD erosion.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)776-782
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Cardiac Surgery
Volume28
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 2013

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Heart-Assist Devices
Peritoneum
Wound Infection
Necrosis
Equipment and Supplies
Infection
Therapeutics

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  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Surgery

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Current management of left ventricular assist device erosion. / Bartoli, Carlo R.; Demarest, Caitlin T.; Khalpey, Zain I; Takayama, Hiroo; Naka, Yoshifumi.

In: Journal of Cardiac Surgery, Vol. 28, No. 6, 11.2013, p. 776-782.

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Bartoli, CR, Demarest, CT, Khalpey, ZI, Takayama, H & Naka, Y 2013, 'Current management of left ventricular assist device erosion', Journal of Cardiac Surgery, vol. 28, no. 6, pp. 776-782. https://doi.org/10.1111/jocs.12207
Bartoli, Carlo R. ; Demarest, Caitlin T. ; Khalpey, Zain I ; Takayama, Hiroo ; Naka, Yoshifumi. / Current management of left ventricular assist device erosion. In: Journal of Cardiac Surgery. 2013 ; Vol. 28, No. 6. pp. 776-782.
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